Another Open Letter to Kaiser

Art by Rob Goldstein

Blog for Mental Health 2015
I feel psychologically wounded and unsure of what I see.

Perhaps if I explain:

I am in intensive psychotherapy as the only treatment for a severe and advanced case of Dissociative Identity Disorder.

I have had periods of exceptionally good functioning in my life and during one of those periods, I worked as a Psych Tech at a private and costly Freudian based psychiatric Institute.

I know what intensive long-term in-patient psychotherapy looks like so I know how modified outpatient treatment might look.

It would look a lot like an intensive day treatment program from which the healthier patients would return to their homes.

The intensive phase would last six months or more and be linked to a residential facility that specializes in treating trauma and dissociative disorders.

The residential facility would provide ready access to an in-patient setting to mange periods of crisis.

Each patient would have an intensive…

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